#NRW2021 Artwork: About the Artist
The 2021 National Reconciliation Week theme graphics are drawn from the artwork Action by Jessica Johnson.
The artwork reflects our connection and mutual obligation to one another, community and Country. Through commonality and difference, we have the ability to come together and achieve real change.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples have been listening to the heart beat of the land and sea for generations. With their rainbow shaped souls the spirits ask for us to join and make reconciliation more than a word, take action.
We are the change.
ELEMENTS OF THE ARTWORK INCLUDE
Spirit souls = thinking/awareness
The undulating landscape is shown through the contours at the base of the artwork.
Moons/planet = Represent cycle and time.
Stars = Navigation and knowing the way.
Boomerang = Coming full circle. 20 boomerangs represent the 20 years of Reconciliation Australia.
Reflection = Reflecting on our actions.
Central river = The crying river represents the degradation and needed renewal. The land is suffering from inaction.
COLOURING IN ACTIVITY
to download the colouring in activity and learn about the symbols Jessica uses in the artwork.